Alternative Living Spaces

Living Simply: Being Happy With Less


Behind all this back-to-nature, recycling, renovated-school-bus, simple living philosophizing that I do on this blog is a simple desire: to focus on the right things, to be happy. And, of course, to teach (by whatever means) my kids that way of looking at the world. You may or may not be familiar with the concept of [...]

Alternative Living Spaces & No Waste: One Year In A Dumpster

The Dumpster

On these virtual pages you've seen tales of folks living in school buses, in shipping containers and on trailers, but an Austin professor is taking things even further, at least for a year. Jeff Wilson, environmental science professor and dean at Huston Tillotson University, will be residing in a re-furbished dumpster. He'll have only 33 square feet [...]

Alternative Living Spaces: Gorgeous Renovated School Bus

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Architecture graduate student Hank Buttita wanted to build a cabin on his grandfather's land. But building codes made the project cost-prohibitive, so he bought an old school bus off Craigslist for $3K and set about making it livable (and beautiful!) to the tune of about $6K in improvements. It even turned out to become his [...]